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Monday, April 18, 2011

A Surprising Visitor

The other day I looked out my window one morning and saw we had a surprise visitor at the squirrel feeder in the yard:

(sorry the picture is so grainy; I took it from a 2nd story window, through a screen)

I admit that when I decided to put up a squirrel feeder in our yard, part of the reason I did was because I was hoping that we might lure this guy/gal into our yard. I was reminded of that Kevin Costner movie "Field of Dreams" where the voice he keeps hearing says ' If you build it, he will come'!
Ha....that was me! I kept thinking, 'if we put a feeder up, he will come!'.....
Sure enough.......
I don't know if this one is a male or female, but I do know there are at least two, maybe three, albino squirrels in our neighborhood. For the past couple of years I have seen two of them in a large park just down the street from our house and someone else told us they have seen three. They mostly stay in the park, which is about a block away, but I know they have ventured down this way before. Several times I saw one of them in a neighbor's yard and once, last year, I saw one on the roof of my garage one morning.  

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Bella said...

Hi Katie,
Oh he is beautiful, how fun is that!!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

the town I went to college in is the "home of the white squirrels" Olney is Illinois. A couple must of moved to your area!!

Pam said...

How cute. I've never seen a white one before. Maybe he'll enjoy your feeder so much he'll take up residence there.

Diane said...

You don't see them very often, but I have seen a few white squirrel in my area. Once I was sitting in a Tim Horton's drive thru when one jumped on the garbage bin....I got pretty excited...husband sitting beside me wasn't, he just wanted coffee!! Diane

Richard Cottrell said...

A white one is so rare, you done good. Richard at My Old Historic House

Marigene said...

I don't think I have ever seen an albino squirrel...great shot.

Pam of Eastlake Victorian said...


How lucky are you! We have some black squirrels, but would be thrilled if we got some albinos in our garden! We've even thought about taking a drive downstate to Olney, IL to see their famous white squirrels. But now we can just drive north to your place LOL! Very cool! :-)